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Oregon Research Institute researches quality of life

Eugene-based Oregon Research Institute brought more than $20 million in grant money into Lane County in 2012.

Outdoor industry calls on Sen. Wyden

Northwest outdoor industry business leaders want Sen. Ron Wyden to add more protections for the environment.

Salem-Keizer video stores still exist

Two of the three remaining Salem Blockbusters are closing this month, but the area still has a few video stores.

Central Oregon gets promotional video

Bend video producer Scott Elnes wants to promote the region's beer, recreation and technology with a music video.

Oregon cuts uninsured rate by 10 percent

The number of Oregon's uninsured dropped by 10%, according to Oregon Health Authority officials.

Oregon venture capital stalls

Oregon entrepreneurs raised $112.57 million in venture capital for the first three quarters of the year, about 3% below the average over the past decade.

Washington's GMO fight could spread to Oregon

A Washington initiative to label genetically modified foods could reverberate in Oregon, where activists hope for their own labeling initiative to be on the 2014 ballot.